CAMERON ROSE currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he conducts the Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale. Both small and large ensembles perform a vibrant and challenging repertoire from sacred Renaissance works, to orchestral/choral masterworks, to contemporary vocal jazz. Since arriving at the University in 2008, he has built an emerging small choral music program into a high calibre performing organization which regularly draws full houses from across the region for their concerts. His singers have also shared the stage in recent years with the Swingle Singers, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Vocalosity, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. He has previouly served as Music Director of the East Texas Symphony Chorus, founder and Music Director of the Utah Master Chorale, Assistant Director and Accompanist of the University of Utah Singers and A Cappella Choir, and Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master of the American West Symphony and Chorus. He also served for three years as Executive Office Special Projects Manager with the Los Angeles Philharmonic / Hollywood Bowl.
An active church musician, Cameron has directed choirs in multiple states and congregations and is currently serving as Chancel Choir Director at First Christian Church, and Music Director/Organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tyler.
Dr. Rose has studied with many accomplished artists and teachers including Brady Allred (conducting), Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus, Judith Lang Zaimont, Merrill Bradshaw (composition), Mack Wilberg (choral performance), and Susan Duehlmeier and Irene Peery (piano).
As a composer, Dr. Rose's works have been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists, and served as scores for award-winning independent films. He is also an accomplished pianist, including performance as the youngest of 84 "Rhapsody in Blue" pianists as part of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
His musical interests and professional experiences span all genres of music from classical orchestral to jazz piano, from film scoring to gospel, and from electronic studio work to the sacred choral tradition.
- DMA in Conducting, University of Utah
- Graduate Certificate, Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television, University of Southern California
- MA in Composition, Graduate Fellow, University of Minnesota
- BMus in Composition, Cum Laude, Brigham Young University